Westing Game – Read It and Rate It

The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin

Review #1
* * * Stars (Pretty good)
“The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin, revolves around the death of millionaire Samuel W. Westing and the unusual circumstances that follow. Sixteen heirs, who are all unconnected, are gathered to solve the mystery of Westing’s death to inherit his vast fortune. They are divided into pairs and given clues to unravel the mystery. Throughout the book, secrets are revealed, alliances are formed and broken, and the game becomes more complex than any of the heirs initially realized. Will the heirs be able to solve this mystery? Read the book to find out!

“The Westing Game” is a puzzle that keeps readers guessing and engaged until the very end. Raskin’s writing is engaging and her plot twists are surprising, which makes the book hard to put down. The number of characters could be overwhelming for a younger audience. For upper elementary school readers.

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